Monthly Archives: November 2009

Photography Classes

Photograph by Mariela Martin

Photograph by Mariela Martin

Mariela of Lismore Gallery and Photographic Studio in Lismore, Co. Waterford has a schedule of new classes for 2010. The courses include one day workshops and ten week courses. They take place in the Lismore Gallery and Photographic Studio which includes a great darkroom. The course titles are

Black and White Film Development and Print Process (One day workshop)
How to Take a Better Photograph (One day workshop)

Basic Black and White Photography (Ten Week Course)
Advanced Black and White Photography (Ten Week Course)

For more information on the courses click here.


An American artist living in Lismore. Mariela moved here in 2005 for inspiration and a quiet life. The gallery hosts a variety of artists both local and national, with a concentration on fine art film photography. We opened our doors in August 2008.

Contact: Mariela Martin
Address: Main Street, Lismore, Co Waterford.
Phone: +353 (0)58 72824
Mobile: +353 (0)86 2327996
Website: or

– Rory

Great Photographers on the Internet, Part II

(Pete Turner)

Mike Johnston has been at it again, with his latest critique of great photographers on the internet. Click here for more

– Rory

Stellazine on Frank

(c) Robert Frank

Stella Kramer at Stellazine went to see the Robert Frank show at the Metropolin Museum of Art and was impressed by what she saw –

“… The thought that went into culling thousands upon thousands of images into 83 and putting them into a book is something few photographers seem to think deeply about. Too often I think a book becomes just a place to showcase a number of images that may or may not be related, but are frequently related only by subject. The time Frank took to edit and sequence his work, to THINK about his work, his intent, and his audience needs to be studied and celebrated.  …”

Read more on her blog by clicking here

– Rory

Cork Flooded

Strange that I posted a photo of the Glucksman under a post title of “Normal Service to Return Soon”, when literally within a matter of days, normal service ended at the gallery. Following some of the most extreme weather seen in Cork in years, the basement of the gallery was flooded, with damage to a number of works. This piece is from the Visual Artists Ireland website


Following the heavy rains of the past few days, UCC’s Lewis Glucksman Gallery has announced that the gallery in Cork has suffered extensive flood damage to its basement.

The basement area of the gallery houses storage space, a major plant area and kitchens. The art store area of the basement housed a total of 148 artworks, the majority of which were on loan from University College Cork’s Art Collection, with 11 artworks directly on loan from artists. The art in storage at the time of the flooding included works by artists including Hughie O’Donoghue, Louis le Brocquy and Martin Gale.

A recovery operation was initiated as soon as the gallery was alerted, with floodwater being pumped from the basement and ground floor to clear a safe passage to the art store so that gallery staff and a team of conservation experts could access the basement and respond to the damage.

The main exhibition spaces were not affected but the gallery will remain closed until further notice.

– Rory

Normal service to resume soon!

Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork

Apologies for the complete lack of blogging over the past fortnight. Due to holidays and now travel with work, I haven’t been online much. But there are three further sets of notes from the Short History of Photography at the Lewis Glucksman Gallery series to come, some exciting news about upcoming courses at Lismore Gallery and Studio, and we are also preparing to add gallery pages for the members of Cork Analogue Photographers.

– Rory

Cork Analogue Photographers is now on Twitter!

I have to confess, I have yet to tweet. But as a group we are now on twitter, so I will need to figure out how to make it sing 🙂

– Rory

PS Thanks to Miriam for setting this up

Glucksman Craft fair


Pinhole by Brian Barry

Reader Brian Barry sent in the following in the comments section –

“…I’m from Cork and I take Pinhole Photos. I exhibited in Lismore a year ago in the same place The C.A.P. did. It was a show about Cuba.

Anyway, I’m writing to let you know that I’m now making Pinhole Cameras and will be selling them for the first time in The Glucksman next weekend (Nov 6,7,8) at the annual Craftsfair. My cameras each contain a photo etching from my Cuba Obscura collection. I’ll also have my prints available over the few days.  …”

I had a look at his website, and the pinhole photographs are great. If you are out and about in Cork this weekend, the Lewis Glucksman craft fair looks like an interesting place to spend some time.

– Rory

Deutsche Börse Photography Prize Shortlist 2010


Donovan Wylie


“The shortlist has been announced for this year’s Deutsche Börse photography prize. Anna Fox, Zoe Leonard, Sophie Ristelhueber and Donovan Wylie are all up for the £30,000 award, given annually to a photographer who has made a significant contribution to European photography. The winner of the 2010 competition, which focuses on themes of gender, nationality, surveillance and political conflict, will be announced 17 March 2010.”


Read about this on A Photo Student, and also The Guardian


– Rory